No-Bake Chocolate Eclair Cake Recipe

This no-bake chocolate eclair cake is a delicious and easy dessert that combines layers of graham crackers, creamy vanilla pudding, and a rich chocolate topping. Perfect for any occasion, this dessert is sure to impress your family and friends.


For the Cake:

  • 2 packages (3.4 oz each) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 3 cups cold milk
  • 1 container (8 oz) frozen whipped topping (Cool Whip), thawed
  • 1 box graham crackers

For the Chocolate Topping:

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Prepare the Pudding Mixture:
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the instant vanilla pudding mix and cold milk until smooth and thickened.
  • Gently fold in the thawed whipped topping until well combined.
  1. Assemble the Layers:
  • In a 9×13 inch baking dish, arrange a single layer of graham crackers to cover the bottom.
  • Spread half of the pudding mixture over the graham crackers.
  • Add another layer of graham crackers on top of the pudding mixture.
  • Spread the remaining pudding mixture over the second layer of graham crackers.
  • Finish with a final layer of graham crackers on top.
  1. Prepare the Chocolate Topping:
  • In a medium saucepan, combine the cocoa powder, granulated sugar, milk, and butter.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to a boil.
  • Boil for 1 minute, then remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Let the chocolate topping cool slightly.
  1. Add the Chocolate Topping:
  • Pour the slightly cooled chocolate topping over the top layer of graham crackers, spreading it evenly with a spatula.
  1. Chill the Cake:
  • Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
  • Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight, to allow the layers to set and the graham crackers to soften.
  1. Serve:
  • Cut into squares and serve chilled.

Enjoy your delicious no-bake chocolate eclair cake!

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